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Bubba's

5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808 826 7839
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Ranked #22 of 35 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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North Wales
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Yes, you have to queue for quite a long time to order. And then you have to wait for your burgers. But you can read all the amusing notices over the kitchen to pass the time, and admire the unflappable efficiency of the 3 teenage staff, or just people watch - Bubba's is bang in the middle of Hanalei. There... More

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's a difficult task for a vegetarian to find a good veggie burger... but Bubba's Taro Burger surpassed all of our standards. We went back more than once for them and crushed a few after the long hike we did earlier in the morning. Love Bubba's!

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is at the heart of Hanalei so demands to be tried. And their Ahi (aka Yellowfin Tuna) sandwich was the best $9.95 I spent that day. Enjoy

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Morgan Hill, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is been around for 20+ years. Always packed at lunch time. Good place for a hamburger. The local fast food equivalent.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For a burger joint on the main drag in Hanelai, Bubba's should make a major commitment to expanding their operations, so that they can get their food to customers in a quicker span of time. More talk than substance at this point, and I haven't even got my food yet.

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bakersfield, CA.
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is one of those places you hear many talk about so it makes you feel like you should go. Not so much for us. It was just ok. Nothing to rave about but no complaints either. It's the hype mainly.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We knew that its local grass feed beef. Hawaiian beef is some of the best in the country. It's a good price point for Hawaii

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San Jose, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you like a good burger make sure you stop here for a REAL whopper of a burger. Juicy beef, cheese, loaded on a giant bun.... it was really good! They had super good fries and onion rings too. Not too pricey and fast and VERY pleasant servers. We really liked it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Average burgers at this tourist stop. I've had better and i've had worse. Hanalei location was really crowded at lunchtime. It took almost an hour to get our food.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate at two Bubba's (Kappa and Hanalei) in the past week, and enjoyed the food at both. Nothing fancy, but grass fed Kauai beef at around $4.50 for a single or $6.50 or a double burger is a bargain here. The battered fries and onion rings were good, but seemed quite overpriced compared with the burgers. Shakes OK, but... More

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